Need information about Create App Packages from Visual Studio.


  • Hi,

     I have created a vc++ winRT component(.winmd) and referenced that component in my C# Windows Store app, to support the vc++ winRT component, I have also referenced "Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Package". While creating app package via Project->Store->Create app packages, I am selecting ARM Release (Any CPU), it is creating Dependencies folder with ARM,x64,x86 with files as "Microsoft.VCLibs.ARM.11.00.appx" in ARM folder

    "Microsoft.VCLibs.x64.11.00.appx" in x64 folder

    "Microsoft.VCLibs.x86.11.00.appx" in x86 folder

    Why it is creating all above mentioned dependencies even though I have created a app package especially for ARM? How to restrict to only the specified app package? ie., if ARM package means only "Microsoft.VCLibs.ARM.11.00.appx" in ARM folder should be there in Dependencies folder, not x64 and x86. Please let me know any settings/configuration is available in manifest to restrict/remove or any other way to restrict/remove.

    Secondly, Why Add-AppDevPackage.resources folder contains many folders like k0-KR, cs-CZ etc., with .psd1 file in each folders. How to restrict these folder creation while creating app package from Visual Studio. Is there is any settings will remove the unwanted folders creation from "Add-AppDevPackage.resources" folder.


    Saturday, February 23, 2013 12:42 PM